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The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Paper Cutting Paperback – Sep 20 2012

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Shanghai Press; Paperback with Flaps edition (Sept. 20 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602201366
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602201361
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.5 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #315,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Zhao Ziping works as a professional paper cutting artist at the Shanghai Arts & Crafts Research Institute, where he began his study of the art form in 1962. As a student of Wang Zigan, a distinguished artist who was known for his wonderful craftsmanship in Shanghai-style paper cutting, Mr. Zhao has developed a simple, fluid and imaginative style with his distinctive touch. In 1984, he had a successful solo exhibition at UN Headquarters in New York and in 2005, he was honored as a Master of Arts & Crafts" by the Shanghai Municipal Government.

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Chinese paper cutting book April 10 2013
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This is a clearly written book describing the history of Chinese paper cutting. I recommend it for anyone interested int he origin of paper cutting. It includes some of the basic Chinese symbols and the recommend method for freeform cutting.
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great book April 27 2013
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Very detailed instructions. Gives examples of projects as well as the necessary tools to do the art work. Love it!
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The Beginners Guide to Chinses Paper Cutting March 24 2013
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The Beginners guide to Chinese paper cutting was interesting to look at. Was given as gift to a child who likes it.
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Too much writing, not enough patterns.